in the heavens ought the cannon to be aimed at which is intended to discharge the projectile?
Long ere the last of the column could hope to reach the upper pits which lay above the danger point
I was convinced that the waters would surge after us in overwhelming volume, and that fully half the expedition would be snuffed out.
It is a point
of cunning, to wait upon him with whom you speak, with your eye; as the Jesuits give it in precept: for there be many wise men, that have secret hearts, and transparent countenances.
In the southern hemisphere, if we compare large tracts of land in Australia, South Africa, and western South America, between latitudes 25 deg and 35 deg, we shall find parts extremely similar in all their conditions, yet it would not be possible to point
out three faunas and floras more utterly dissimilar.
As he listened to his brother's argument with the professor, he noticed that they connected these scientific questions with those spiritual problems, that at times they almost touched on the latter; but every time they were close upon what seemed to him the chief point
, they promptly beat a hasty retreat, and plunged again into a sea of subtle distinctions, reservations, quotations, allusions, and appeals to authorities, and it was with difficulty that he understood what they were talking about.
The little squadron of canoes set sail with a favorable breeze, and soon passed Tongue Point
, a long, high, and rocky promontory, covered with trees, and stretching far into the river.
Then it turned to charge once more; but this time Carthoris saw but a single gleaming point
of fiery hate directed upon him.
By fully half a point
it outpointed the Reindeer, and I began to feel respect for the clumsy craft.
The officer pointed
with his hand to the smoke visible on the left beyond the river, and the same stern and serious expression that Pierre had noticed on many of the faces he had met came into his face.
At the highest point
, which I reached, trees again appeared.
At this point
, a body having no principle of speed or displacement in itself, would remain immovable forever, being attracted equally by both orbs, and not being drawn more toward one than toward the other.
This speed was kept up for several days, and in the evening of the 9th of April we sighted the most westerly point
of South America that forms Cape San Roque.